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118 vs. Wales

120 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 4 April 1914
Home International Championship 1913-14 (31st) Match

Scotland 3 England 1 [1-1]

Match Summary
England Party

Team Records

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 105,000;
Kick-off 3.00pm GMT

Scotland - Charlie Thomson ('twenty-yard shot from a Donaldson corner' 4), Jimmy McMenemy ('shot with splendid power just under the bar' 51), Billy Reid ('placed his shot inside the post' 67)
England - Harold Fleming ('volley from a Smith header after a Crompton free-kick' 18)
Results 1901-14

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Herbert S. Bamlett
32 (1 March 1882), Gateshead

Linesmen - Duncan Campbell, Scotland and M. Bilston, England.

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Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th to 5th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: James Gordon Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 30 March 1914.
Scotland Lineup
  Brownlie, James 28 15 May 1885 G Third Lanark FC 16 11 GA
  McNair, Alexander 30 26 December 1883 RB The Celtic FC 12 0
  Dodds, Joseph 26 14 July 1887 LB The Celtic FC 3 0
  Gordon, James E. 25 23 July 1888 RH Rangers FC 7 0
Thomson, Charles B. 35 12 June 1878 CH Sunderland AFC, England 21 4
  Hay, James 33 12 December 1880 LB Newcastle United FC, England 11 0
  Donaldson, Alexander P. 23 4 December 1890 OR Bolton Wanderers FC, England 3 0
McMenemy, James 30 23 August 1880 IR The Celtic FC 11 5
Reid, William nk not known CF Rangers FC 9 4
  Croal, James A. 28 27 July 1885 IL Falkirk FC 3 0
  Donnachie, Joseph 28/29 1885 OR Oldham Athletic AFC, England 3 1


reserves not known
2-3-5 Brownlie -
McNair, Dodds -
Gordon, Thomson, Hay -
McMenemy, Reid, Croall, Donnachie.


Age 28.6-7 Appearances/Goals 9.0 1.3

England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st to 2nd
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, 22nd captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 30 March 1914, at 42 Russell Square, London.
86th match, W 61 - D 15 - L 10 - F 290 - A 76.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 30 26 August 1882 G Aston Villa FC 18 18 GA
  Crompton, Robert 34 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 41 0
  Pennington, Jesse 30 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 23 0
  Sturgess, Albert 31 21 October 1882 RH Sheffield United FC 2 0
  McCall, Joseph 27 6 July 1886 CH Preston North End FC 3 1
  McNeal, Robert 23 15 January 1891 LH West Bromwich Albion FC 2 0
  Walden, Frederick I. 26 1 March 1888 OR Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0
Fleming, Harold J. 26 30 April 1887 IR Swindon Town FC 11 9
  Hampton, J. Henry 28 21 April 1885 CF Aston Villa FC 4 2
  Smith, Joseph 24 25 June 1889 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 3 1
  Mosscrop, Edwin 24 16 June 1889 OL Burnley FC 2 0


Crystal Palace FC's & Oxford CIty FC's Reverend Kenneth Hunt and Chelsea FC's Vivian Woodward.

team notes:

Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record appearance holder.
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Pennington -
Sturgess, McCall, McNeal -
Walden, Fleming, Hampton, Smith, Mosscrop.


Age 27.5 Appearances/Goals 10.0 1.1


    Match Report

Before a crowd of 110,000 people, Scotland beat England on Saturday by three goals to one. Although extra stands and extra banking have been added to Hampden Park since last year, the gates had to be closed before the game started, and thousands were turned away disappointed.

Getting to the ground was a matter of the utmost difficulty. Hampden Park is some four miles out of Glasgow, and to walk there would take the keen edge off the appetite for the game. Trams were quite hopeless unless one was prepared to fight one's way in and risk a broken ankle from a slammed door. To take a lady by train was impossible. Every taxicab and horse-cab in Glasgow was engaged by 12 o'clock in the morning. Many people only got to the ground by walking half-way and snatching up conveyances as they came back.

Hundreds arriving after the gates were shut climbed the hill which faces the grand-stand and watched the game from there. " Watched the game " is a polite fiction, for the people on the hill could only see the ball when it was kicked very high ; the players themselves they could not catch a glimpse of. Some mental telepathy, however, seemed to pass between them and the spectators in the grand-stand ; and apparently they enjoyed the game almost as much as if they were really seeing it all. They could hear the roar that came up from the crowd when a goal was scored, but until some sign was given from the grand-stand, they could have no notion which side had scored. Whether it was a brilliant shot, a weak save, or a back putting the ball through his own goal they had no human chance of knowing. Yet there they stood and apparently enjoyed themselves. " What fools these mortals be," said Puck. But some forms of madness are good for a nation.

As for the crowd inside the ground, it was a sight to see and never forget. The huge bank opposite the grand-stand was a misty sea of faces, lit up occasionally as the sun struck on them, but mostly a blurred colourless white like baby balloons. Faces and caps, faces and caps, not even a shoulder to be seen behind the front row. From far off the crowd of faces looked like the " hundreds and thousands " of our childhood, dusted on a huge oblong with a green rectangle for a centre. In " The Little White Bird," J. M. Barrie writes that the Baby Walk is so full of perambulators that you could cross from side to side stepping on babies, but the nurses won't let you do it." On Saturday you could have walked round the ground stepping on heads ; but the police would not have let you do it.

There was no championship at stake on Saturday, the Association Championship had been annexed by Ireland already. But as in the Calcutta Cup at Rugby football, so at Association, the game of the year is that between England and Scotland ; other internationals pale before the great game, which is really rather a pity.

It was the fastest game between England and Scotland since the A.F.A. and the F.A. quarrelled...

...A corner followed to Scotland, and, from another, Thomson scored with a long shot. Pennington was responsible for the goal, for he crossed Hardy as the shot was made and unsighted him. This was just four and a half minutes from the start...

A foul against Thomson in the middle of the ground led up to England's one goal. Crompton took the kick ; Smith trapped it cleverly and passed across to Fleming, who rushed the ball through...

...After six minutes M'Menemy shot in from only a few yards out, Hardy having no chance to save. The defence seemed to leave M'Menemy severely alone, each, apparently, expecting some one else to take the man while they looked on. A quarter of an hour later M'Menemy hit the bar with a grand shot ; the ball came out softly to Reid, who scored very easily... - The Times - Monday 6th April, 1914

Source Notes

England Football Factbook: Cris Freddi
Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60